Contrasting Capital One Financial (COF) & The Competition

Capital One Financial (NYSE: COF) is one of 149 public companies in the “FINANCE” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Capital One Financial to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Volatility & Risk

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Capital One Financial has a beta of 1.34, meaning that its share price is 34% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Capital One Financial’s competitors have a beta of 1.02, meaning that their average share price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Capital One Financial and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Capital One Financial 1 11 8 0 2.35
Capital One Financial Competitors 762 3429 4429 207 2.46

Capital One Financial currently has a consensus target price of $106.79, suggesting a potential upside of 15.59%. As a group, “FINANCE” companies have a potential upside of 2.42%. Given Capital One Financial’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Capital One Financial is more favorable than its competitors.

Dividends

Capital One Financial pays an annual dividend of $1.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Capital One Financial pays out 46.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “FINANCE” companies pay a dividend yield of 3.2% and pay out 59.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Capital One Financial and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Capital One Financial 6.89% 8.36% 1.15%
Capital One Financial Competitors -25.63% -10.51% -8.49%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Capital One Financial and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Capital One Financial $30.00 billion $1.98 billion 26.78
Capital One Financial Competitors $3.15 billion $300.54 million 19.30

Capital One Financial has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Capital One Financial is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

90.1% of Capital One Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 47.7% of shares of all “FINANCE” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.7% of Capital One Financial shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 11.9% of shares of all “FINANCE” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Capital One Financial beats its competitors on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

Capital One Financial Company Profile

Capital One Financial Corporation operates as the bank holding company for the Capital One Bank (USA), National Association; and Capital One, National Association, which provides various financial products and services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. It operates through three segments: Credit Card, Consumer Banking, and Commercial Banking. The company offers non-interest-bearing and interest-bearing deposits, such as checking accounts, money market deposit accounts, negotiable order of withdrawals, savings deposits, and time deposits. It also provides credit card loans; auto, home, and retail banking loans; and commercial and multifamily real estate, commercial and industrial, and small-ticket commercial real estate loans. In addition, the company offers credit and debit card products; online direct banking services; and treasury management and depository services. It serves consumers, small businesses, and commercial clients through the Internet and mobile banking, as well as through ATMs and branches located in New York, Louisiana, Texas, Maryland, Virginia, New Jersey, and the District of Columbia. Capital One Financial Corporation was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.

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